Registration for the 2021 Race Around Rwanda is now open! Find route info and time table here

The Race around Rwanda (RaR) is an ultra endurance cycling event that leads contestants over a spectacular route around the beautiful Rwandan countryside. It is a self supported, single stage race covering almost 1.000 km and 17.000 meters of elevation gain. About 40% of the race will be gravel roads, the rest is raced on perfect tarmac.

It is a self supported race, meaning that participants need to carry all their own luggage, cannot use outside support and are not allowed to draft (participants signed up as pairs can ride together). However, some of the checkpoints will have basic lodging options and warm meals (included in entry fee).

The RaR team understand that the ‘Race concept’ doesn’t inspire everyone and as such have designed the RaR Journey that will complement the Race Around Rwanda. More info on the Journey here. 


What does it cost?

Prices are the same for single race entries and pair race entries (per person) with discounts for Journey participants and Rwandan Residents:

  • Early bird (up till October 1st): €220 + cycling gear donation (see below)
    • Standard price: €250 + cycling gear donation (see below)
  • Journey Early bird (to December 1st):  €180+ cycling gear donation (see below)
    • Standard price: €210+ cycling gear donation (see below)
  • Resident Discount: 10%
  • Rwandan National Discount 20%

You find payment instructions and Terms and Conditions on the registration page

How about COVID-19?

During this uncertain time of COVID, we at RAR Events are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all staff, participants and general public. We strictly adhere to the national regulations and guidance. 

If the Event is cancelled or delayed due to COVID then all participants will receive a full refund (transaction fees excluded)


COVID has had a huge impact across all walks of life and as people enter into the ‘new normal’ we understand there are still many uncertainties. The travel, tourism and sport sectors have been dramatically affected, and RAR Events are committed to encourage both re-growth of these sectors and the investment into local communities.

We know that the future is hard to predict and there are many variables that might positively and negatively affect an event. We are working closely with the Rwandan Ministries and Cycling Federation to ensure that all measures are in place to give participants a safe experience both on and off the bike. 

If the Event is cancelled or delayed due to COVID then all participants will receive a full refund (transaction fees excluded)


What is included in the price?

  • Airport transfer at arrival
  • Luggage storage during the race
  • Discounts at partnering hotels in Kigali
  • Basic pre-race breakfast
  • Rental of GPS tracker & real-time live tracking
  • GPX file of the route
  • Paper race map
  • Free food and lodging at selected check points
  • Race goodies (incl. T-shirt, race cap, Rwandan gifts)
  • Finisher award
  • HD versions of pictures taken by our photographers
  • Finisher party
  • Local SIM card

Gear donation as entry fee

We organize RaR out of a passion for cycling and a passion for Rwanda, and we are not the only ones share the excitement for the country and the sport.

We have decided to work together with a local organization that supports young Rwandans in their development through the sport of cycling.

Spare parts are incredibly hard to find in Rwanda, and because of this will ask each participant to bring at least one piece of gear to the start of the race. Those pieces can mean the world for young Rwandans!

Detailed instructions will be sent to you once you sign up